My mother, Julie G., was a resident at an Independent/Assisted living community in Seattle for ten years—from 2006 – 2016. I cannot possibly tell you the number of times she told me how perfect it was for her. The surroundings are beautiful, the educational and recreational opportunities plentiful and the staff exceptionally caring. She was very sad when, this February at age 93, she needed to find a residence that could provide 24 hour care, following three hospitalizations and a month long stay at a local skilled nursing facility.
Knowing that this would be the likely scenario, I asked my trusted contact, the nurse at the community, who she would recommend to help me find the best “next place” for my Mom. Without hesitation, she said, “The husband-wife team Juli and Frank Simons, owners of Senior Care Consultants.” She said she routinely refers families to them, and has received nothing but highly positive feedback.
I contacted Juli right away, and from the first phone conversation I felt a sense of relief. I could tell right away that Juli really “knew her stuff.” Julie has had over two decades of placement experience and has worked in the senior housing industry for over eight years. In order to best serve clients, she and her husband have worked together in their own company doing this work for many years.
Juli explained that when working with them, clients always speak to either her and/or her husband directly, and both of them come to in-person meetings. I liked that. During a high-stress time, I did not want to be passed around and have to re-explain things, or get to know many different professionals
Juli was empathic and understood what a difficult time this was. She spoke words of encouragement to me on a personal level, as well as on a practical level: together, she was sure she and Frank could help me and my husband find an ideal place for my Mom. It was clear that Juli cared, and that she wanted to get to know my both my Mom and me, so as to be able to find the best placement possible, in whatever timeframe necessary…